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2020-21 School Year information

 

FOR ALL GUSD STUDENTS

 

GUSD will begin the school year with distance learning for all students in grades TK-12. In-person instruction will resume when State and County guidelines for reopening have been met   To serve all students, GUSD is offering two models for families to consider: distance learning and the Virtual Learning Academy.

DISTANCE LEARNING
TK - 5TH GRADES

  • Live virtual instruction with classroom teacher
  • Daily schedule similar to in-person school day
  • Phased return to in-person instruction when state/local safety guidelines are met
  • Board-adopted, standards-based curriculum
  • Specialized programs offered 
  • Students are enrolled in their home school
  • All GUSD students are automatically enrolled

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DISTANCE LEARNING
6TH - 12TH GRADES

  • Live virtual instruction with classroom teacher
  • Daily block schedule 
  • Phased return to in-person instruction when state/local safety guidelines are met
  • Board-adopted, standards-based curriculum
  • Specialized programs offered 
  • Students are enrolled in their home school
  • All GUSD students are automatically enrolled

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VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY
ALL GRADES

  • Independent learning (parent or caregiver involvement is essential)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Full-year commitment
  • Prescribed curriculum through Edmentum (Calvert for K-5 grade students, Courseware for 6-12 grade students.)
  • Specialized programs are not available
  • Application period closed July 29
  • To withdraw a VLA application, email kathleen.biermann@gilroyunified.org.

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To stay updated, visit this webpage often, check your email or Aeries feed for updates, and follow GUSD social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).  Important information is being communicated often to our families via Aeries. Make sure your contact information (including phone you're most easily reached and email you most often check) is accurate in Aeries.  If you are not receiving updates via call, text and/ or email, please contact your school site secretary via email to update your information.



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